Re/Play

Re/Play facilitates staff in the creation, editing, automatic captioning, publishing and management of audio-visual content. Whilst enrolled at UoB, students can access their units' videos via Blackboard.

Creating videos with Re/Play

You can use the screen capture software to record anything you can see on your screen with corresponding audio and, if chosen, video from a webcam. The software then automatically uploads to your My Re/Play area, which allows you to edit and control the visibility of your recordings or if you wish, allow the process to complete automatically. Staff can download the desktop recorder on Windows 10 and Macs.

You can also capture an in-person lecture in one of the equipped rooms. Once created, the recording is available to students approximately two working days after the lecture.

Re/Play is currently operational in 125 lecture rooms and we now cover all centrally managed teaching spaces with 30 or more seating capacity.

Uploading, enhancing and managing videos

Videos captured with Replay will be automatically uploaded, but you can also upload videos created with different tools.

You can then set permissions, make them downloadable, remove sections of video (visual guide to the editor), request automatic captions, add MCQs, polls and annotations on the video timeline and embed the videos in your course.

You can also access analytics on how the video is being used, for example how much of the video their students are watching, which areas they focus on and the number of views.

Further support

Join the Media in Teaching Yammer Group to learn and share tips on current practice at Bristol.

We offer Media Workshops, which can be modified or amended to align with discipline or practice requirements. Please contact pete.herbert@bristol.ac.uk to discuss.

For further assistance with using or creating educational media or the analytics on Re/Play, please email: service-desk@bristol.ac.uk

Using videos in your course

There are various ways to use videos in your course, including:

  • Making recorded information available to students prior to a live session. This practice is commonly termed flipping. These resources can be reused across courses and/or academic years.
  • Providing clarification to students post lecture or seminar.
  • Incorporating into online learning materials using tools such as Xerte or Blackboard Learning modules.
  • Providing personal feedback to students by using a combination of audio and annotation captured using the desktop software.

To discuss these examples further, please email pete.herbert@bristol.ac.uk.

Re/Play is managed by the Digital Education Office in partnership with IT Teaching Learning and Collaboration Team. Support for automated capture and using the Desktop recorder can be found through a dedicated Re/Play help section on Blackboard, and web based FAQs.